Memorial Cross recipients recognized with commemorative licence plate
Nov. 5, 2014
A commemorative licence plate is now available for recipients of the Memorial Cross.
“Our government recognizes the sacrifices made by the men and women who serve our country,” said D.F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert, Provincial Military Liaison and MLA for Wood River, at a special ceremony this morning at the Legislature, following the annual Service of Remembrance. “We are grateful for their service and for paying the ultimate price for our freedom.”
The Memorial Cross is an award that has been granted since 1919 to the loved ones of Canadian Armed Forces personnel who died in service or whose death was attributed to their service. It is granted by the Government of Canada and is frequently referred to as the Silver Cross.
“The Memorial Cross licence plate is a small way we can honour these brave service members and their families," Minister Responsible for SGI Don McMorris said.
Memorial Cross recipients may request a Saskatchewan Memorial Cross licence plate by contacting SGI. There is no additional fee to the customer for this commemorative licence plate.
The licence plate has a white background with green lettering, with a graphic of the Memorial Cross on the left and "Memorial Cross Recipient" in purple lettering along the bottom1. The regular series Memorial Cross licence plates contain the letter “M” followed by four numbers (i.e. M0001, M0002, etc.). Memorial Cross licence plates may be personalized for a fee of $75.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of over 400 motor licence issuers across the province. Customers can now do some transactions online. Look for the MySGI link under Online Services on your motor licence issuer's website or SGI's website.